Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Ferrari Life Posts: 11,880
RR- Welcome to Ferrari Life. That warning has been in Ferrari owners manuals for decades. Like Stef said, it really means if you have really beaten the snot out of the car, let it idle for a while so the several types of metals and fluids can reach some sort of equilibrium. It really does not make any difference what mode of the Manettino has been used, it just matters how hard you have driven the car. In your case, it does not sound like it is a problem at all. Some warnings in the owners manuals are carry-overs from years past and the translations with non-relevant adaptations should not be taken too literally. For the F430, you can beat the car up badly in any mode and drive it easily in any mode. If you are pushing oil temperatures up towards 300 F, then start worrying about letting her idle for a bit.
Do not use Low Grip mode at all unless you really need it. That mode is really rough on the clutch and should only be used in ice or snow conditions. If it rains hard enough to where traction is a problem, pull over and wait. Water that deep will get water into all kinds of places you do not want it.
Most sales consultants do not know squat about these cars technically. If you have a question like that, find the most qualified technician in the shop and ask him. Service writers are often no better.
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